Synonyms for Frustrate:
n.kill off, shut off, suppress, interfere with, cut into, stamp out, hold back, squeeze out. •frustrate (noun)
bilk, baffle, cross, dun, rag, thwart, foil, spoil, bedevil, scotch, torment, crucify.
disappoint, defeat, nullify, stymie.
depress, stifle, dishearten, disincline, throttle, dissuade, dampen, de-motivate, discourage, daunt.
congest, baffle, cramp, choke, foul, thwart, hamper, crimp, jam, snag, inhibit, catch, entangle, oppose, block, complicate, restrain, paralyze, check, delay, burden, bung, cripple, entrap, encumber, bar, deter, plug, fetter, impair, constipate, mire, restrict, bottleneck, clog, hamstring, dam, tangle, snarl, stop, interrupt, impede, stay, drag, detain, curb, resist, obstruct, handicap, hinder, constrain, brake, counter.
bilk, foil, cross, thwart, baffle, scotch, spoil.
•thwart, disappoint (verb)
baffle, obstruct, check, stump, counter, cramp, defeat, hinder, bar, block, dishearten, discourage, inhibit, crimp, depress, nullify, foil, impede, stymie.
Usage examples for frustrate
There are unseen elements which often frustrate our wisest calculations- which raise up the sufferer from the edge of the grave, contradicting the prophecies of the clear- sighted physician, and fulfilling the blind clinging hopes of affection; such unseen elements Mr. Tryan called the Divine Will, and filled up the margin of ignorance which surrounds all our knowledge with the feelings of trust and resignation. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot